Open space fears over housing development on former college campus


Councillors have examined plans to redevelop redundant educational buildings into 110 properties on Mill Road in Boston.

The DeMontfort Campus redevelopment which includes 30 per cent affordable houses, was looked at by councillors on the Boston Town Area Committee.

They expressed concerns over the amount and location of open space within the planned development.

Coun Alison Austin said there would be loss of existing open space and related it to earlier discussions on a lack of areas in the town, while others said it should be more central.

There was also a concern over the density of properties.

If successful the 3.57 hectare site, which at the moment includes a redundant educational facility previously used by Boston College, would have 110 houses built on it.

The site is on Mill Road but sits between Woad Farm Road and St Nicholas Road.

The college will be seeking pre-application advice from Boston Borough Council’s Planning Department before putting in an official application.